Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 3:17 AM (in response to zaphod6502)
Same here with Vista Enterprise SP2 32bits.
After upgrading to iTunes 10.5.2 it is freezing and then needed to shutdown APSDaemon.exe through the Task Manager.
Hope to get solution soon.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2011 5:25 AM (in response to zaphod6502)
Exactly same issue over here - 100% reproducible as described by zaphod6502.
I'm using Win7/64, too (German version).
Quite annoying user experience!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2011 6:39 AM (in response to zaphod6502)
I'm using Windows Vista 32 and am also having the exact same problem. I have repaired iTunes and it hasn't corrected the issue. My iTunes hangs on closing and won't re-open without going into the task manager and manually ending APSDaemon.exe. I don't use iCloud but do update iTunes when the updater says too...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2011 7:24 AM (in response to zaphod6502)
Go to. START button, type in
Click STARTUP Tab, Uncheck "Apple Push", click OK.
So you you don't have to end process everytime after restarting windows.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2011 6:56 AM (in response to zaphod6502)
With all due respect, I don't see where the "correct answer" posted by wiclee is an answer to the problem at all. True, it prevents Apple Push from starting on boot, but at least on my Win 7 x64 laptop, the process starts again as soon as iTunes does. iTunes will start and run properly once, but if closed, will not start again during the same session (without rebooting) unless the APSdaemon.exe process is force-closed in Task Manager. This is after iTunes repairs and repeated removal/reinstalls (including removing stuff via the Registry). I've tried reinstalling "as Administrator", as well as with the antivirus/firewalls enabled and disabled. My laptop is brand new, and I haven't done the desperation measure of restoring it using the recovery disks I created, although I was considering it until I saw this thread. It sounds like this problem, if not "common", is not unknown, and Apple needs to provide a fix.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2011 12:47 AM (in response to ratbatblue)
Can't you rename it? That is what was discussed here
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to zaphod6502)
After update iTunes to 10.5.3 the problem still persists.
The only temporary solution that worked was renaming (or deleting) the APSDaemon.exe.
Here where it is located (Win Vista):
%PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support
The problem I don't know yet if I need it or not. Until now it working faultless.